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The Firemans Arms

25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 1513
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good51%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (28 reviews)
“beef ribs” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Brilliant venue for a match. Actually one of the best I have seen. Pizzas are huge and delicious. You could feed a family on the prawn main course. Mixed crowd. Good vibes.

1  Thank Purplehaze777
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A very old established bar that provides an incredible atmosphere when there are major sports events, particularly rugby matches. It must be experienced ! Food is superb. Service very good.

Thank cachoc
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Brilliant pub, drink & food, spent many an hour here splatting roaches, same as past few years! Haven't they heard of fumigation?More

Thank John H
kevin p, Owner at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello John, Unfortunately we do experience roaches coming out of their hiding after fumigation, regretfully this does happens sometimes and is beyond our control as we do understand it is never a pleasing experience to have to see this whilst sitting at the bar or...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to watch the Premier League games on a Saturday and was recommended this place. It didn't disappoint! Always a friendly yet lively atmosphere during live sport with plenty of TV screens dotted about the place. The interior looks amazing and...More

Thank SirBennyUK
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

From the outside you would think the Firemans Arms was just a pub but the food is great! Portions are huge so make sure you're hungry. We have eaten here a few times as it's right next to our apartment and every time the food...More

Thank Bev2303
Reviewed 25 December 2017

One of our most enjoyable days in Cape Town was at Firemans Arms there pizzas is briljant, my son love the hugh humburger. The atmosfeer is something you must expierence for yourself, the staff is very good and there dry red house wine is very...More

1  Thank Hennie d
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We visited several times during our recent holiday in Cape Town and ate there once. This is a proper pub with a comprehensive food menu and wide range of beers including the excellent Newlands Spring mountain weiss and CBC amber weiss. In my experience, it...More

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Multiple visits at this place has never disappointed so far! Great food and service backs up the great name this restaurant has with locals and visitors. It never disappoints. It caters for all tastes in a historic setting.

Thank Bart S
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is a real find. We were staying at the Harbouredge apartments so it was nice and close. There's a really good atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The food was superb and great value for money. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Julie695
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a bite and a pub and found this gem - although well known - in Cape Town. The beef ribs were literally falling from the bone and had one of the best marinade I’ve ever tasted. The chicken piri piri was...More

Thank Alexander K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 1513
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